Published 25th November 2009
Wirral Council were thanked for their important backing for the grant funding which enabled a first phase of improvements to be completed at Clifford Grange in Tranmere, with tea and mince pies from Mary a tenant in one of the refurbished flats.
Thanks were also extended to Mike Turner representing the contractor, Lovell who were responsible for delivering the physical improvements funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
It was a return visit for Wirral`s Head of Housing, Ian Platt, who had visited the scheme (originally built in 1979) prior to a bid being made to the HCA and who was instrumental in helping Wirral Methodist secure funding for the ?920,000 project.
Refurbished flats have been extended and knocked together to give more spacious accommodation better suited for modern expectations.
Mary had made a special effort to decorate her flat with Christmas decorations and made her visitors warmly welcome. She told them that she loved her `new` flat. Chief Executive, Alun Hughes said, “It is really pleasing that Ian and Lisa can have the opportunity to see for themselves, the difference that can be made to individual`s lives as a result of their support for our work”.
A decision is currently awaited from the HCA on whether support for a second phase of works to complete the remodelling of the accommodation is possible.
Photo: (L to R) Mike Turner (Lovell), David Corran (WMHA-Development Manager), Frances Deakin (WMHA-Warden), Mary (Tenant), Ian Platt (Wirral Council), Lisa Newman (Wirral Council-Head of Housing Strategy).
For more information contact Alun Hughes- 0151 647 5471